Scotland’s oldest clockmaker dead

In January 1920, William Craik of Dalkeith, then ‘Scotland’s oldest clockmaker’ died.

He advertised: “as a practical man W.C. would particularly recommend these American watches to those working men requiring a strong, useful and good timekeeping watch . . .” 

At an auction William Craik came across an Excise Permit granted by Rabbie Burns in November 1792:

After his death his clockmaking tools and materials were sold:

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